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Companion Planting

As a farmer, you probably appreciate growing and harvesting all types of plants, and not just marijuana. There are other plants, both flowering and medicinal, that can be planted beside or near your ganja that can actually benefit your crop. For those unfamiliar with this concept, it is aptly titled companion planting. Organic farmers, biodynamic farmers, and permacultural gardeners utilize companion planting methods quite often.

Companion planting can be defined as two or more plant species in close proximity that benefit one another (often sharing a symbiotic relationship). Some plants aid another in pest control by repelling unwanted creatures (through stinky resins or essences), or attracting beneficial creatures (with pretty flowers or alluring scents). Another plant may help to increase the yield of its “companion”, for instance by releasing nutrients into the soil. And some plants provide shade, or wind protection for their sensitive neighbors.

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Makin’ Babies

Strong MotherSo, you wanna make lots of babies without messin’ with those weak phenotypes? You know the ones; they create a bunch of herms, mildew easily, or go to seed, and wreck your whole crop. Well first, you gotta pick a few good mothers. I mean the ones with a stout stalk, sturdy thick stems, and leaves as green and alluring as emeralds. These mothers will be your future crop time after time if you treat ‘em right.

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To skirt or not to skirt?

For many centuries farmers and gardeners have been pruning their plants for health and increased yield.

Before SkirtingLike the rose or the fruit tree, marijuana is no different. A good dose of “thinning and releasing” can be very beneficial.

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With our everyday actions may we ensure a healthy planet for future generations.